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One of the best

I listen to this album probably more than any other album I have. Dennis chambers wrecks on drums, Jimmy Garrison (son of Matthew Garrison) steps up on bass, and Gary Thomas takes over on sax. My favorite track is probably The Divide. The dueling keyboard and distorted guitar of McLaughlin toward the middle is unmatched in coolness. The intro to Seven Sisters is especially great, the drum solo on Tony is insane, and Acid Jazz is an amazing end to a great concert that I wish I could have been at. Oh yeah and did I mention that Mother Tongues is FREAKIN SWEET. Do not miss this album if you are a fan of fusion. Unparalleled workmanship is found here and should be experienced by everyone.


Born: January 4, 1942 in Yorkshire, England

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

One of fusion's most virtuosic guitar soloists, John McLaughlin placed his blazing speed in the service of a searching spiritual passion that has kept his music evolving and open to new influences. Whether shredding on electric or simmering quietly on acoustic, McLaughlin's intensity and underappreciated versatility have nearly always kept his playing vital, and his best moments -- whether as a solo artist or bandmember -- represent some of fusion's greatest recordings. McLaughlin was born January...
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